A key solution to enable the green transition of the metals industry without compromising competitiveness.

The hydrogen-ready combustion systems for reheating and heat treatment furnaces equipped with the novel SmartBurner Monitoring System are a crucial milestone in the decarbonization of production.

Tenova Italimpianti, leader in technologies for industrial furnaces, has heavily invested in Research & Development & Innovation to improve its combustion process with the goals to minimize NOx emissions, reduce and diversify fuel consumption, and optimize performances.

The company’s efforts in R&D, supported by its engineering know-how and deep knowledge of the combustion field, resulted in the launch of the multi-megawatt TSX SmartBurner family for reheating furnaces and the 200-kilowatt TRKSX (Tenova Self-ReKuperative Flameless) SmartBurner for heat treatment furnaces.

The novel combustion systems burn any mixture of natural gas and hydrogen, up to 100% hydrogen, potentially eliminating zero carbon dioxide emissions while maintaining NOx emissions well below the next future strictest limits – releasing less than 80 mg/Nm3 @ 5% of oxygen with furnace at 1250°C – also guaranteeing an optimal heat transfer uniformity within the furnace. The quantity of hydrogen can be simply regulated through the combustion zone control logic, allowing producers to adapt the fuel mixture to contingent needs without any mechanical intervention.

The combustion systems are equipped with the innovative SmartBurner Monitoring System (SBMS), which permits to monitor and optimize the burner’s performance, operation and maintenance thanks to a network of embedded sensors connected to the Tenova Digital infrastructure, through secure connection protocols and intrinsic system reliability. The data collected are post-processed locally on edge computing unit and remotely on Tenova Cloud, to monitor the status of the burner and implement breakthrough approaches to inspection, maintenance and tuning, also reducing safety risks related to on-site operations. The SmartBurner Industrial IoT platform represents the cornerstone of the next generation of industrial combustion systems.

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Find more information on Tenova’s combustion systems for heat treatment furnaces at this link.